Title: Mathematical model of hydrodynamic torque converter applied to optimisation calculations using genetic algorithm

Authors: Andrzej Kesy, Arkadiusz Kadziela

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Radom, Malczewskiego 29, 26-600 Radom, Poland. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Zeromskiego 116, 90-924 Lodz, Poland

Abstract: This paper describes a mathematical model of hydrodynamic torque converter applied to construction optimisation using a genetic algorithm as an optimisation method. The model estimation was performed for a pre-selected hydrodynamic torque converter. A modelling error of steady-state characteristic was considered as the quality criterion. During estimation calculations, the Monte Carlo method and a genetic algorithm were applied as optimisation methods. Verification of the applied mathematical model of hydrodynamic torque converter revealed a modelling error of about 5.8%.

Keywords: numerical calculations; mathematical modelling; hydrodynamic torque converters; optimisation calculations; genetic algorithms; Monte Carlo method.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2010.036023

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2010 Vol.39 No.4, pp.199 - 206

Available online: 12 Oct 2010 *

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